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Herbert Bayer

The Aspen Institute

Herbert Bayer of the Bauhaus school of design worked in multiple fields, including painting, graphic design and architecture.  A new exhibit looks at how his versatility helped him design the campus of the Aspen Institute. 

The exhibition, called "A Total Work of Art: Bauhaus-Bayer-Aspen,” looks at the work Bayer did both during and after his time at the Bauhaus, and how that influenced the campus. 

Aspen Art Museum

Richard Carter worked as Bauhaus master Herbert Bayer’s studio assistant in the 1970s.

Carter will speak about working with Bayer, who he calls the greatest graphic artist of the 20th century, Tuesday at the Aspen Art Museum.  

 

Bayer had a hand in many different projects in Aspen, designing the Aspen Institute campus, posters and buildings for the Aspen Skiing Company and commercial art for local organizations.

 

 


Jeanette Darnauer is the founder and co-president of the Aspen Hall of Fame. She discusses the organization's origin from in the 1986 / 1987 ski season, and how the it has evolved into what it is today. 

Marci Krivonen

A new art exhibit in Aspen features the work of one of Aspen’s most well-known artists: Herbert Bayer. Bayer designed the Aspen Institute’s 40-acre campus and worked on projects in town, including redesigning the exterior paint job on the Hotel Jerome.

The exhibit, at the Doerr-Hosier Center’s Resnick Gallery, features photography, paintings, tapestry, and a world atlas. David Floria is the exhibit’s curator.

"He always loved being in the mountains and he really gave up a lot of international fame and recognition by being here."